I've been a big fan of the Three Irish Girls for a while, actually I'm more of a stocker fan.  I hadn't purchased anything from them in the past but stopped by their site to take a look at all the yummy yarn goodness as often as I could.  I was envious of anyone in their yarn clubs and long to one day be part of it all (I'm exaggerating a little bit)!
I have recently been giving the chance to soak in their yarn-y goodness! My wonderful husband has purchased for my birthday (on Friday) a 3 month subscription to the Three Irish girls sock yarnista club! YIPPEEE!

I'm excited!  I could hardly wait to pick out my colour for this month, unfortunately it's Christmas time and that means I have presents to buy, and that means I couldn't order the second colour for myself.  Trust me I wanted to!

The reason for this post though is not to talk about the sock club but to talk about the new Lookbook they have released (Volume 2).  Have you seen in?  You should!  It's incredible! Such beautiful photography to showcase the wonderful colours of the yarn and the details and textures in each pattern!  It truly is amazing!  If you are looking for inspiration you've got to check it out.  I'm sure you'll find something you love.  I know I do each and every time I look at it.  Beautiful!  

I'm looking for sponsors who would like to be included in my "I've been a good girl" Christmas list.

To participate send me an e-mail and tell me why you should be included in the list.  What do you offer that is so great? Why should EVERY knitter own a product of yours?

I'd also appreciate you sending a small donation for a prize pack I'd like to put together as well.  Although if a prize is not donated maybe a coupon code for my listeners?

This is a great way to get your name out in the knitter-verse!  I am very willing to work with small shop owners and would LOVE to include you. 

I'd love to make this BIG (it will be next year I promise), but I'm running out of time.  So I'd appreciate anyone that interested in doing this contacting me ASAP.

  • Sickness in our household, it's been one of those weeks.  Sleepless nights and whine-y days!
  • Christmas shopping and our quest for the LeapFrog leappad
  • Converting H to a big girl bed
  • Christmas decorating!  Stay tuned to the end of the podcast to see our tree!
  • Nothing yet!
  • Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure
    • Misti Alpaca Hand paint sock yarn - shadow
    • Size US3
"I've been a good girl" Christmas List
  • A list of things I'd appreciate as a knitter for Christmas!  It'll be a great list to leave lying around.
  • Probably be in the December 18th pod cast.  Stay tuned!  There will be prizes!
  • If you'd like to participate send me at email.  
  • I'll show you next week what I ordered! :)
My Wish list
  • 3 Irish Girls yarn clubs
    • Sock club - 3 month, 6 months and 1 year subscriptions
  • Everything old sock yarn - Fairy lights! (It must be sold out!  It's not listed in the shop anymore but at least there's a picture of it in the episode!)
  • Project bags - leave me a few suggestions!
  • alveltkamp thanks for the review on iTunes!
  • Leave comments! I want to know who is watching me! 
  • Don't make us look crazy! Leave a review! 

My sister from Stellar Book Blog joined me today to talk books and knitting.  We discuss my being on iTunes, the cabled dress that won't go away, the next projects on my needles, my encounter with spinning, ravelry and more!

Where you can find more of us

Ravelry - kshiell
Twitter - @tangledknits

twitter - @krystal_osmond
goodreads - krystal_osmond
library thing - krystal_osmond

Finished Knits

Basic Mittens - pattern from my LYS
   Shelridge Farms - coral colourway

Krystal Finished Reads

ARC (Advanced Reading copy) of Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
   You can read Krystals review of Dark Inside here

Cabled Dress - KnitSimple Holiday 2010 
   Size US5 circular needles
Sockhead Hat - Kelly McClure
   Misti Alpaca Hand painted sock yarn - HS12 Shadow colourway
Krystals Reading
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
    Dated in Victorian London includes down worlders, vampires and warlocks
    Second in the Infernal Devices series following Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.  Read Krystals review here

Dearly Departed Lia Habel 
    Zombies, "Love can never Die"
    From a club called Bookcurious

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
    On Krystals bedside table waiting to be read.

Next Knits

Give a hoot mittens by Jocelyn Tunney
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by natalie Larson
Mermaid Lagoon Socks by Sadie Bellegrade
Boneyard Shawl by Stephan West
Plus check out my queue on Ravelry here
What I love about Ravelry
  • The community
  • The patterns
  • The organization of needles, patterns, projects, yarn
My brief encounter with Spinning this week at my LYS (local yarn shoppe), Shall We Knit?.  We talk about the best type of fiber to use to learn to drop spindle and the types of drop spindles they have available for purchase

While discussing Spinning with Jenn at Shall We Knit? she mentioned the book, Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont.  This I've heard is a great book to help with the learning curve of Drop Spindling!

Knit Picks
Krystal's Mailbox
  • Dearly Departed by Lia Habel 
  • Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • Signed archival print of the cover of Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  • Signed bookmarks also with an image of Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  • Michelle's address - HAHA!
  • Fever by Lauren
  • Dead to you by Lisa McMann 
Knit Wish List
Krystal's Wish list


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Finished Knits

Cabled Dress size 6 - Knit Simple Holiday 2010
    Yarn: Cascades 220 - pink colourway
    Needles: Unknown needle type - size US5

Secret Christmas present
    Yarn: Schafter Yarn company - green colourway
    Needles: ?

Tangled Knits

Cabled Dress size 10 - Knit Simple Holiday 2010
         Yarn: Cascades 220 Heathers - 9453 colourway
    Needles: Circular US5

Basic Mittens - Pattern from LYS no designer
    Yarn: Shelridge Farms - Coral? Colourway
    Needles: Bamboo needle from Micheals size?

Next Knits
Christmas knitting

For my BIL -Hat by Kelly McClure or Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West

For my sister - Give a Hoot Mittens by Jocelyn Tunney

Next Knits

Blogger giveaway - Mermaid lagoon socks by Sadie Bellegarde

For me - Star Crossed slouchy beret by Natalie Larson



Knit Picks

Nothing new this week!

Knit Wish List

Cookie A's sock club

Drop Spindle & Fiber I've asked for this particular one for my birthday!

Needles for new projects
Yarn for new projects

Welcome to TangledKnits!  I'm happy you found your way to my little place on the web.  I hope you enjoy it here and check back often.  

My name is K, I'm a fairly new knitter (1 year) but have been around knitting my entire life.  My mom is a knitter and crocheter so I've had plenty of exposure.  She use to make us, my sister and I Barbie clothes, sweaters, mittens and hats.  I've always remembered her knitting so it seems only natural for me to want to knit right?  Nope!  I had tried years ago and just hated it.  I tried to make a scarf for my sister and gave up after just a short time because it was looking hideous, I was frustrated and I felt I just wasn't meant to be a knitter.

Not until I was looking for something to do in the evening while I wasn't taking care of my kids, editing my photography clients photos, relaxing or taking me time did I pick up needles again. This time something clicked.  I look back and believe strongly that I hated knitting so much because my mom knits WAY different then I do.  She was trying to teach me to knit English style and I just couldn't understand it.  It seemed way to hard for me to hold the needles, pass the yarn, etc.  It was just to much!  This time I found a few YouTube videos first, and to my surprise that there is another totally different style of holding needles and knitting - continental knitting.  Ding! The light bulb went off and I haven't stopped knitting since!

So there you have it, that's me and how I started knitting!  A little back story. Now onto the good stuff!  Where you can find me!  I have included links on the sidebar to Ravelrytwitter and my e-mail. Feel free to connect with me in anyway you would like.  I love to hear from my readers/listeners (yes, listeners!) so feel free to drop my a line!

Backing up a bit, I mentioned listeners.  I am hoping with any luck to start a video review/podcast thing. LOL!  I'm hoping to review yarn, books, patterns, etc.  and all of these will be done via video.  It's a great way for you guys to see the products I review and I think it'll be TONS of fun!

I will also be posting on a weekly basis (I hope) and each of those posts will include

Finished Knits - my FO's for the week
My tangled Knits - What's on my needles
Spinning? - Maybe?  I haven't actually spun anything but I feel the itch and it's getting harder and harder to ignore
Knit Picks - What I've picked up throughout the week
Knit Wish List - What I'd like to purchase in the future

I'm hoping there will be reviews often enough, maybe giveaways? maybe KALs? Who knows where this is going to take me but I'm excited and hope you enjoy the ride with me! :)

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